Christmas & New Year’s update

Hi everyone!


I’ll building most/if not all future X230 builds with the 16:10 2K panel now. These new displays similar to the IdeaPad S540-13 display and has similar brightness and colour to the XPS13 Sharp 13.3″ FHD panels. It is taller and has a higher resolution and in generl looks as good/if not better than the XPS13 panel. It also does not have CABC which some people may find annoying to look at.

I’ve also began work on a small native Linux programme to adjust brightness via fn keys. It’s based on the HID API provided by libusb. For those who are interested, check it out here. It’s GPL licensed so feel free to adapt it to a daemon/service/kernel module.


I’ve already shipped out more than half of the X2100 backorders and will be finishing up across the New Years. Thankfully (or not), China and most Asian countries don’t really celebrate Christmas/New Years so all shipments are as usual and not affected by the holiday season. Ping me if you need some update/changes to your orders.

Updated communication

I’ve updated the backend of this website so it’s a lot faster now. I’ve also registered a new tutanota account which you can see on the front page. It’s an extremely secure email server and if there are a lot more emails from it, I’ll be paying for a corporate account.

I also have Signal messenger for faster communication. Feel free to ping me for my number on Signal.

Thanks everyone and have a great Christmas and New Years!


Korewelly 29 December 2020 Reply

I would like to place an order. What is your Signal number to discuss further?



Xue Yao 29 December 2020 Reply

Drop me an email and I’ll let you know?

Steven Torres 1 January 2021 Reply

Hi! I’ll find your Signal number useful. Please get back to me.

Billy 3 January 2021 Reply

Happy New Year! Look forward to getting the x2100. New X230 display sounds nice. Might have to take you up on one of those this year!

Nuudul 10 January 2021 Reply

Are you planning to make Ryzen-based thinkpads?

Xue Yao 12 January 2021 Reply

It’s not ruled out but coreboot has better compatibility with intel

John 15 January 2021 Reply

Any plans for X2100 11th gen Intel with Iris Xe?

Xue Yao 22 January 2021 Reply

Not for the X200/X201 platform for now.

Sami 16 January 2021 Reply

Hi. I did send you and email and also i sent messenger mail to you. I’m interested for ordering also x330 from you. 🙂 waiting your reply to My email etc.

Xue Yao 22 January 2021 Reply


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